A close friend to Bobby Brown Jr. 28, says partying is likely to blame for his death. In the same breath, he believes he is not a “druggie” who followed in his family’s footsteps in regards to substance abuse.
“It was probably too much partying or something like that,” rapper Mikey Polo told the Sun in regards to Bobby Brown Jr.’s death in his Los Angeles home late last month.
“I know people are going to say, ‘Oh, he’s Bobby Brown’s son, he must have taken too much coke or too much whatever’ — I don’t want anybody looking at him like a druggie who overdosed,” he said.
“Yeah, he partied, but he was just like me, enjoying his life and having a good time — not trying to do too much, but not trying to do too little. Just making sure he enjoyed his life.”
While a cause of death has yet to be released for Brown Jr., officials say no foul play is suspected.
Polo acknowledged how most people will believe drugs were involved due to his family’s fatal history of abuse. Brown Jr.’s 22-year-old half-sister, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died in 2015, three years after her mother, Whitney Houston, was found dead in a hotel bathroom. Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina’s ex-fiancé, also passed away this year.
“I want everybody to know that my bro Bobby was one of the best people — I know people are going to look at how his father grew up and everything that Whitney did — but not Bobby,” Polo insisted.
“He had a lot to live for and if he had a drug problem, trust me, we would have stopped it. I would not let Bobby do anything and f–k up in front of me. I’ve lost too many people to drugs,” he said.
Polo insisted his friend was “not a depressive person,” but admitted he lived with “more weight because he had to live up to his dad’s name.”
“Me and the bros are going to get together and end up releasing his music for him — there’s no way he would want his music just to sit there,” he said of the artist’s songs and lyrics.
“Bobby was very talented — he could sing his a** off. He had big plans for his career,” Polo shared.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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